While perusing the abysmally small selection of knit and crochet books at Barnes and Noble, I realized something about myself. I was focused solely on the knitting books. I thought to myself, Hang on. Why no crochet? I did a double take on the crochet offerings and noticed titles about cowls and scarves. I smiled to myself. Yea. Don’t need instruction on that. I revisited the knitting titles. There were a lot of subjects that I felt didn’t need further instruction, but conversely, there were so many more that I felt totally lacking.
I have had an on again, off again romance with stranding, and in this most recent flare, Scandinavian designs. I have made a few stranded items, and I’m still not happy with the results. I’ve read books, I’ve watched instructional videos and I’ve even asked advice. Still not happy. But I’ll follow my own advice, and persevere. Sooner or later, I’ll get it!
Now let’s talk gloves. I’m not talking mittens or fingerless mittens. I’m talking gloves with four fingers and a thumb. Haven’t made them. Scared. Yes, I said it. Scared of spending a lot of time and effort and getting a sub-par result (reference the above stranding).
Again, I thought about crocheting. I don’t know all there is to know, and I’m happy with my current level of expertise (advanced beginner to intermediate), but I’m not afraid of anything!
So does thus mean I’m a natural crocheter, which is way easy for me, or does this mean that knitting is actually more difficult? You wouldn’t know that to look at some people whipping out impossible knit designs who claim they just can’t do crochet.
What are you? Does one craft come easier to you than the other, or are you fortunate enough to have an innate feel for both?